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Joining a gym

by Sarita Rao 7 min. 08.03.2020 From our online archive
Just arrived or looking to improve your fitness? If you want to train with weights, body pump, or just join a fitness classes, here’s what you an expect at Luxembourg’s gyms
Fees and facilities vary greatly so pick your gym carefully Photo: Dan Roder
Fees and facilities vary greatly so pick your gym carefully Photo: Dan Roder

It’s hard to know which gym to join. Membership fees and facilities vary a fair bit, so you should think about what’s important to you – from ambience to location.

If you don’t like crowds, check out how busy it is at the times you’re likely to go. If you want a particular type of group lesson, it might be possible to pay as you go so you can try a few places before you settle on one. 

We list all the main gyms in and around the city, plus a few located outside it. If we’ve missed your favourite gym, let us know. Student discounts are available at several of the gyms listed.

If you’re after a sporting club, read our article on this. We also have one covering where to try yoga.

Outdoor gyms

There are several outdoor gyms ideal for an alfresco workout in the warmer, drier months, plus free of charge. You can find the ones located in the city here.

Leisure centres

A number of sports centres and indoor swimming complexes also have gym facilities or weights areas, including D’Coque, Les Thermes (vitaly-fit), the aquatic centre Badanstalt, Bonnevoie municipal pool, and Pidal. Some are basic, offering a room with equipment but no surveillance, whilst others run much like an independent gym and charge similar entry prices.

Gym chains

CK Fitness Centre

Locations: Esch-sur-Alzette, Bertrange, Junglinster, Mersch

Cardio and muscle-building, slimming and well-being, including yoga, CK Fitness has personal trainers, and can analyse your body composition to provide you with a tailored training programme. A free weights and cardio area, they also have group lessons including Pilates, indoor cycling, fat burner and body art. Some gyms also have a sauna.

You can use any of the centres with membership for classes, but fees were not listed on their website, although you can take a free trial using the form here. Parking is available at all gyms.

Basic Fit

Locations: Ettlebruck, Bereldange, Sandweiler, Strassen, Lux City, Gasperich, Windhof, Foetz, Belval, plus 750 clubs

You’ve probably already clocked their orange Basic Fit logo, and they are the cheapest gym chain you’ll find in the Grand Duchy. Sign up and you get a 6-week induction programme and an app with unlimited workout time. You can use any of the gyms in Luxembourg but also any of the 750 clubs worldwide, so a useful gym to join if you travel and still want access.

Prices range from €20 to €30 for 4 weeks’ access to all clubs plus a subscription fee of €20. The premium rate has no subscription fee and allows you to share your pass or bring a friend. Parking at most gyms.

JIMS

Locations: Gare, Kirchberg, Beggen

Just 200 metres from Gare, JIMS has a 2000m² training space plus sister clubs in Beggen and Kirchberg. You only pay for what you use, so this is also a cheaper option, which offers group classes with certified instructors. The registration fee is €25 and then the monthly fee is between €27-42 depending on what you choose to include.

When you join, you must pick a gym, so check that there is flexibility to use the other locations if you’re looking to go regularly to more than one JIMS.

Other gyms

Ellipse Fitness & Wellness – Kirchberg

This is a swanky high-end gym, and although no price is available online, reviewers suggest it’s expensive but worth it if you want some luxury. It’s also a certified Label Eco establishment. Circuits, cardio, spin cycles, free weights, and a stretch area are coupled with classes in yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and several different workout options.

Factory4fitness – Gasperich

An enormous 3,200m² space of zen attitude offering cardio, free weights, circuit and serenity areas. Group lessons include spinning, muscle building, body combat, Thai boxing, and trampoline. It also has a wellness area with a sauna.

A 12-month subscription with unlimited access will set you back €95 per month, or you can opt for specific times including early bird (6:00 to 8:00) or daytimes (9:00-11:00 and 15:00-17:00) for €75 per month (the price also with a student discount).

Painworld – Gasperich

20 weight machines and 50 cardio ones plus 288 group lessons per month makes this the place for serious gym goers (the name says it all). Early birds should note that doors open at 5.00 on weekdays (7.00 on Saturday) but if you forget to set your alarm the gym stays open until 22.00.

Prices are €75 per month plus a €50 registration fee or you can opt for three- and six-month passes or just 10 entry tickets. Students receive discounts and you can register for a 5-day free voucher to test the place out.

Dyna Maxx gym and fitness - Bereldange

Another big place with 2000m² of fitness equipment and machines together with a sauna and solarium (plus massages can be booked). You can take a free trial session, but prices are €55 per month for a 12-month contract or €110 for ten sessions. Access to just the group classes will cost you €35 per month or you can combine the gym and classes for €65 per month.

Fitness Zone – Howald

Cardio, treadmills, steppers, ellipticals, bicycles and rowers – you name it, they have it, together with classes for abs, boxing, weight and body pump, power plates, Pilates, spinning, yoga and Zumba. Starting at €36 per month (plus a registration fee of €29) for unlimited access to the gym and all classes this includes the chance to bring a friend several times. There are also options for single sessions, personal coaching and access to the solarium.

Athletic Centre – Hollerich

Fitness, dance and martial arts classes, a personal training and nutrition plan, and access 7 days a week to cardio and strength training will cost you €39 per month on a 12-month contract. You can also opt for 10 sessions at €70. Equipment includes cross trainers, treadmills, steppers, bicycles and numerous strength training machines for just about every muscle in the body.

Domaine Mondorf

Offering four different training areas across a 1800m² area, you can use 130 machines from cardio to weights together with cycles. This is the place to come if you want to follow with a dip in the spa or a sauna.

Impulse Fitness – Dudelange

Plenty of equipment and weights plus circuit training, Zumba and spinning classes, Impulse Fitness also run nutritional courses, have personal trainers and power plates. Monthly subscription is €40.

Fitness Lounge – Heiderscheid

Spinning and weight loss workouts are provided at this gym for between €60-76 per month. It’s not open at lunchtimes and only in the mornings at the weekend, but group lessons for various classes are €14 each or €130 for 10 lessons taken over a 6 month period.

Getfit.lu – Strassen/Bambësch

Aptly named, this is a very private gym, as you’ll be the only person in it. You will have your own personal coach who will also cover nutrition and life-coaching, with a three-month package of 2 sessions a week costing €2,160. The same team run outdoor fitness sessions in Bambësch forest at 9.00 on Wednesdays and Fridays, costing €120 for eight sessions per month.


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